Highlights of Morocco small group tour

“An irresistible three-week small group tour travelling the length and breadth of Morocco by bus, train and 4WD, led by an expert guide. Salaam Aleikum!”

Highlights

Casablanca | Rabat | Moulay Idriss | Volubilis | Fes | Meknes | Chefchaouen | Tangier | Marrakech | High Atlas Mountains | Imlil | Aroumd | Ait Benhaddou | Tizi n’Tichka Pass | Zagora | Sahara Desert | Erg Chigaga | Taroundannt | Essaouira | Taghazout | Tafrout | Sidi Ifni | Agadir

Description of Highlights of Morocco small group tour

A three-week exotic odyssey through the best of Morocco’s ancient history, beguiling culture, soaring mountains and mysterious desert. Join a small group of like-minded fellow travellers as your expert guide lifts the lid on the warm hospitality and awe-inspiring landscapes that make Morocco the jewel of North Africa.

Starting in colonial Casablanca and finishing in Marrakech this tour by train, bus, 4WD vehicles and private transport will take you and your group the length and breadth of the country. Uncover the past at the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and at Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, lose yourself in the maze of Fes’ medieval old town or in Marrakech’s legendary souks, marvel at the magnificent Erg Chigaga sand dunes in the Sahara Desert and live like a local in a traditional Berber homestay in the High Atlas Mountains.

This holiday is perfect for adventurous travellers wanting an in-depth introduction to Morocco, and to share the experience with a group of like-minded other people. Throughout the tour your guide will introduce you to warmly welcoming local people, show you the most delicious local produce, help you perfect your haggling skills in Morocco’s myriad of vibrant markets and give you an understanding of local culture and customs.

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Small group adventure holiday

This is a 'small group adventure' - on this particular group trip you'll be with a maximum of 31 like minded travellers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world as well as seeing new places!

Responsible tourism

Highlights of Morocco small group tour

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Whilst using public transport is the most sustainable way of travelling, in Morocco it’s not always easy to. Aside from good train connections between the major cities, it’s often tricky to travel to more rural or remote areas by public transport. On this trip we use private transport in a few places, but wherever we can we jump on public transport. For instance, our journey from Marrakech and Essaouira uses a local bus. Not only is this a very comfortable way of travelling, but it’s also a scenic ride. As this bus is used by people living or working between Essaouira and Marrakech it offers a great opportunity to chat freely with the friendly Moroccan people. The bus also stops once or twice at local roadside restaurants where you can snack on Moroccan delicacies and enjoy a local coffee.

We also suggest that passengers use refillable water bottles, and our leaders will suggest purchasing bigger bottles of water to store in our vehicle whilst on the road.

With the help of our Moroccan suppliers, we also contract local specialists to run all our activities on this adventure. Before signing them up, we’ll always make sure that these individuals share our philosophy and stance on important environmental issues. Therefore, you can be sure that your local guide in the Atlas Mountains will never contribute to the problem of waste management. Hardly any waste collection takes place in the High Atlas, but our guides will always carry their rubbish back with them to Marrakech, something we actively encourage our passengers to do too.

With the help of our Moroccan suppliers, we also contract local specialists to run all our activities on this adventure. Before signing them up, we’ll always make sure that these individuals share our philosophy and stance on important environmental issues. Therefore, you can be sure that your local guide in the Atlas Mountains will never contribute to the problem of waste management. Hardly any waste collection takes place in the High Atlas, but our guides will always carry their rubbish back with them to Marrakech, something we actively encourage our passengers to do too.

Community

We work closely with our operator to ensure that all our guides are local, and that in exchange for their expertise they’re paid and treated fairly. Your leader will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help to reduce your impact and maximise the benefits of your visit on the local community.

Throughout this fantastic trip, there are many opportunities to really experience how Moroccan people live, eat, and travel. We stay in locally run hotels, dine in local restaurants and use public transport whenever possible. Life is always locally flavoured, whether it be by drinking an avocado juice at a local bar, or trying Kefta (minced lamb mixed with spices and then grilled) at a roadside stall. The emphasis on this trip is on building and enjoying relationships within the communities we travel and throughout the trip you will stay in a variety of accommodation, all of them locally owned and run. We enjoy a homestay and home cooking in the Atlas Mountains and a small family-run riad in Essaouira.

It’s important to understand that Morocco is still very focused on keeping local traditions alive. Religion also plays a very important role in the everyday lives of the local people here. When introducing our travellers to these places, we want to make sure no one behaves in a disrespectful way, either consciously or unconsciously. To help avoid this, we pre-educate our clients about customs in the region and ensure our local leader explains these ahead of starting the trip. In addition, when we sit down for a dinner with our hosts in Aroumd, there’s time to talk about the similarities and different between our cultures, customs and traditions. These sorts of discussions lead to a deeper mutual understanding and more respectful behaviour. This somewhat unplanned activity is highly valued by travellers and our local hosts alike.

It’s important to understand that Morocco is still very focused on keeping local traditions alive. Religion also plays a very important role in the everyday lives of the local people here. When introducing our travellers to these places, we want to make sure no one behaves in a disrespectful way, either consciously or unconsciously. To help avoid this, we pre-educate our clients about customs in the region and ensure our local leader explains these ahead of starting the trip. In addition, when we sit down for a dinner with our hosts in Aroumd, there’s time to talk about the similarities and different between our cultures, customs and traditions. These sorts of discussions lead to a deeper mutual understanding and more respectful behaviour. This somewhat unplanned activity is highly valued by travellers and our local hosts alike.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The first 18 days

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Not to take the last 6 days

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. It was well planned

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Great first 18 days. Everything was smooth and stress free

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